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Tragedy strikes in Orlando, FL, yet again as the remains of two-year-old Lane Graves have been discovered after the child was reportedly attacked and pulled into the water by an alligator at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort. The incident was said to have happened while the toddler and his mother were attending an outdoor […]
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This is the last year for Florida residential condominiums to opt-out of statutorily mandated fire sprinkler retrofitting. If an association fails to hold the required meeting or doesn’t obtain the required approval from a majority of unit owners to forego the retrofitting, then that association must submit a building permit application on or before December 31, 2016 so as to proceed with needed, and undoubtedly expensive, retrofitting which in turn must be completed by December 31, 2019.
Association managers and lawyers are busy dealing with this critical requirement. They need to gather their unit owners for a properly noticed meeting to vote on the retrofitting of the fire sprinkler systems in their buildings, servicing both the common elements and the individual units. Specific notice and compliance rules must be met and eventually the opt-out vote must be reported to the Division of Florida Condominiums. Associations can call a special meeting if they subsequently decide to rescind their opt-out vote. But time is running out for all this to happen.
If fire sprinkler retrofitting hasn’t already been an agenda item on a condominium association board meeting, it needs to be, soon.Read More
Florida’s construction lien statute says the prevailing party in any action to enforce a lien is entitled to recover a reasonable fee for the services of his or her attorney. So what happens if a lien dispute between a contractor and his homeowner clients is resolved in the contractor‘s favor but through an arbitration proceeding versus a court of law? Would the contractor still be entitled to recover his attorney’s fees as the prevailing party?
One contractor surely thought so. He had won his case. But to his surprise a court didn’t see things his way. The lien statute requires that lien enforcement actions be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction, and the ordinary meaning of “court” does not include an arbitration proceeding. Because the construction lien statute must be strictly construed, because the contractor didn’t seek to enforce his lien in court, and because the arbitration agreement didn’t call for the award of attorney’s fees, this contractor was out of luck. He prevailed in his dispute but he lost on his claim to recover his attorney’s fees.
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Severe Injuries–such as fractures or broken bones–can quickly disrupt the vacations of cruise ship passengers and quite possibly affect their quality of life forever. What many cruise ship passengers fail to realize is just how common severe injuries on cruise ships really are. These serious injuries should not be taken lightly and must be addressed […]
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Advertising is a part of every business; some would argue the most important part of any business. How else would the public know what services your company offers? But when it comes to the construction industry, advertising must be accomplished in a particular way.
You see, there are rules to follow, specific rules or you could find yourself in a pickle. Most critical is the fact that your certification or registration number must appear on all forms of advertising:
“The registration or certification number of each contractor shall appear in each offer of services, business proposal, bid, contract, or advertisement…”
“If a vehicle bears the name of a contractor or business organization, or any text or artwork which would lead a reasonable person to believe that the vehicle is used for contracting, the registration or certification number of the contractor must be conspicuously and legibly displayed with the name, text, or artwork.”
“Local governments may also require that locally licensed contractors must also display their certificate of competency or license numbers…”
So as you can see, any item you use to offer your services as a contractor needs to clearly have your certification or registration listed – websites, vehicles, brochures that list your services all must contain the required certification numbers.
For example, if your company has a website that offers construction services you need to place your certification or registration numbers on each page. The best location for these these numbers is either on the header portion or the footer of each page. These numbers must also be easy to read and find.
The law does exclude some advertising items from having to comply. As you’ll see below, give away items, stationery and uniforms are not included in these rules:
“… The term “advertisement” does not include business stationery or any promotional novelties such as balloons, pencils, trinkets, or articles of clothing.”
You could find yourself and your company in some trouble with the State of Florida regulating body if you don’t comply:
“The board shall issue a notice of noncompliance for the first offense, and may assess a fine or issue a citation for failure to correct the offense within 30 days or for any subsequent offense, to any contractor or business organization that fails to include the certification or registration number as required by this part…”
This is one of those rules that contractors either don’t know much about or don’t care much about.Read More